Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

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Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 am

I installed some plastic edging in a bed. What does everyone do on the grass side? Just grass up to the edge and then mow as close as possible and trim after? I’m afraid I’ll get the trimmings in the bed. Landscape blade maybe in my future?!

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by krusej23 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am

You can do a live edge with it. This is what I did in my backyard.
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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 pm

krusej23 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am
You can do a live edge with it. This is what I did in my backyard.
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That looks great! So you mow right to the edge? How do you keep clippings out of the bed?
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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by Alex1389 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:06 am

@pennstater2005 I do the live edge as well. I'll probably need to clean them up mid-summer thanks to all this rain, but I love the look of these edges and it makes mowing against the edges a breeze.

You can go back and lightly blow out the clippings. Usually, I just leave them though and in a few days they're gone on their own.

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by krusej23 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:10 pm

I just mow right to the edge and use a string trimmer to keep the edge clean. I just leave the grass clippings in the bed and they disappear in a day or two.

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by Shindoman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:42 pm

I have a live edge and trim it with a old school power edger. Works great.
If clippings get in the bed I use my blower on a low speed to blow them away.

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by Delmarva Keith » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm

I got sick of using an edger and then having use a sharp flat shovel to scrape up the tillers and roots. On a friend’s recommendation I bought one of these:

www.amazon.com/dp/B07L4976CJ/ref=cm_sw_ ... aDb6KC0VVG

It’s pretty handy. Easy to resharpen with a file.

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by ram82 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 pm

Delmarva Keith wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm
I got sick of using an edger and then having use a sharp flat shovel to scrape up the tillers and roots. On a friend’s recommendation I bought one of these:

www.amazon.com/dp/B07L4976CJ/ref=cm_sw_ ... aDb6KC0VVG

It’s pretty handy. Easy to resharpen with a file.
was gonna buy one to weed around "live edges"but I have a couple other hoes.i seem to pile up tools.do you think this would do well to weed around these edges?don't care about grass in beds,it's so hot here they fry up quick.thank you

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by ram82 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 pm

Delmarva Keith wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm
I got sick of using an edger and then having use a sharp flat shovel to scrape up the tillers and roots. On a friend’s recommendation I bought one of these:

www.amazon.com/dp/B07L4976CJ/ref=cm_sw_ ... aDb6KC0VVG

It’s pretty handy. Easy to resharpen with a file.
sorry,you answered my question in your post.later in night and not quite aware.tillers is a problem for me also.will probably get one for the hell of it.

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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by RayTL » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 am
I installed some plastic edging in a bed. What does everyone do on the grass side? Just grass up to the edge and then mow as close as possible and trim after? I’m afraid I’ll get the trimmings in the bed. Landscape blade maybe in my future?!

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Hey @pennstater2005 , I have some metal edging that I just let the grass grow right up to and then I string trim it.
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Re: Landscape Edging (What to do on grass side)

Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm

RayTL wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 pm
pennstater2005 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 am
I installed some plastic edging in a bed. What does everyone do on the grass side? Just grass up to the edge and then mow as close as possible and trim after? I’m afraid I’ll get the trimmings in the bed. Landscape blade maybe in my future?!

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Hey @pennstater2005 , I have some metal edging that I just let the grass grow right up to and then I string trim it.
This is what I'll end up doing. I'll just plant some grass and the trim up to the plastic edging. Should be fine. Like others have said here the trimmings should fade away quickly.
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